Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
450 Powell St
san francisco, CA
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Location. Erected in 1928, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel a Kimpton Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., is one of the city's most revered properties. Positioned on Union Square, this downtown property is located within one half block of many fashionable shopping boutiques, nightclubs and entertainment venues. The business district and Moscone Convention Center are within one half mile, Chinatown is five blocks away and the Opera House is one mile from the hotel.
Hotel Features. Doormen in full Beefeater regalia offer assistance at this landmark hotel, home to the famous Harry Denton's Starlight Room, a 1930s style nightclub featuring dancing, live entertainment and a 180 degree view of downtown San Francisco. Seared salmon fillets, paper thin carpaccios and boeuf bourguignons are showcased at Scala's Bistro. Caffe Espresso features light meals and beverages. A winding marble staircase leads to the mezzanine lounge, which overlooks Union Square and the cable cars. The hotel hosts an evening wine reception, conference rooms, business services, two high speed Internet computer workstations in the lobby and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. A key card accessible fitness room boasts an elliptical trainer, recumbent exercise bikes, treadmills and free weights.
Guestrooms. Radiating cosmopolitan chic, accommodations at the Sir Francis Drake are embellished in neo classic d?cor with bold interior fabrics in mint, taupe and cerise and antique reproduction furniture in mahogany and ebonized woods. Windows frame downtown views and bathrooms contain eco friendly toiletries and bathrobes. Rooms offer satellite television with premium channels, wireless Internet access, minibars and refrigerators. Pets at the property receive a welcome kit that includes loaner dog beds, treats and toys.
Expert Tip. Cable cars stop directly in front of the hotel, and travel as far as Fisherman's Wharf.
The hotel is currently undergoing renovations to its fitness center. The estimated completion date is March 30, 2007. This date is subject to change.
Area Attractions: Union Square
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Moscone Convention Center
Cable Car Museum
Golden Gate University
From San Francisco International Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 14 miles.
Exit the airport and take US 101 N toward San Francisco.
Bear right onto I 80 toward the Bay Bridge. Take the
4th St exit, then bear left onto Bryant Street and go one block.
Turn left onto 3rd St and proceed five blocks, crossing Market
Street. When 3rd Street crosses Market Street, it becomes
Kearney Street. After crossing Market Street, mke an immediate
left turn onto Geary Street and proceed three blocks.
Turn right onto Powell Street.
The hotel is located two blocks ahead on the right.
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